Street medicine practitioners care for the unsheltered homeless, or “rough sleepers,” where they live—not only on the street but beneath overpasses and bridges, along riverbanks, and behind supermarkets. Most are distrustful of doctors and of health care and have more urgent survival concerns. The challenge is meeting them where they are, accepting them for who they are, and earning their trust. This video follows the Street Medicine Team from The Night Ministry, a social services organization in Chicago, on their daily run. Click the related article link to learn more.
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